Wrigley scoreboard legal decision featured in November legal case studies

DR Legal News masthead 459 by 81A new scoreboard looming over the Wrigley Field outfield resulted in a court battle as the owners of several neighboring buildings claimed its installation violated antitrust laws and was a breach of contract. (Member login required.)

This is one of six legal case studies analyzed by Christine Self of Sorling Northrup Attorneys in the November issue of DR Legal News.

In the Wrigley Field case, the building owners (Right Field Rooftops, LLC) filed complaints against the Cubs (Chicago Baseball Holdings, LLC) in federal district court stating that the video board and billboard blocked the view of the field and violated a license agreement between the two parties. The building owners wanted to halt stadium expansion that began in September 2014.

The court dismissed both claims. Find out why.

If you’d like to know about the other case studies, read these quick descriptions:

  • Difficulty setting a price does not extinguish an option to purchase.
  • A settlor who declares a trust naming herself as trustee is not required to separately transfer property into the trust.
  • Implied warranty of habitability is not applicable to architects and may be disclaimed by other parties.
  • Road relocation did not result in material impairment.
  • Tenants may recover reasonable attorney fees in successful counterclaims.

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